“Attitude is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.”
~ Charles R. Swindoll
I believe that attitude is the single important factor that differentiates each and every human. Positive attitude is the driving factor and at times negative attitude is equally important. Success or failure depends on your selection of them at right times. As Ellen Goodman said “Our mistakes become our crucial parts, sometimes our best parts, of the lives we have made”, I always feel my mistakes are my life.
I was born in June, 1987 to a middle class family in Bhimavaram, India. I did my schooling in Viswakavi High School, Bhimavaram. I miss every moment of my school life where nothing bothers except exams. But at that time, no one could know that exams are pretty simple than facing the real life. We had great fun during lunch breaks and we use to play a lot of cricket. In my secondary level, I fell in love with mathematics and my madness brought many laurels to me.
Backed by my mathematics teacher, I tried for admission in some reputed IIT foundations and finally managed to get into Krishnamurthy IIT foundation, Hyderabad (one of the most reputed institutions). I worked hard for IIT-JEE (Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination) while simultaneously studying for Intermediate in St.Patricks Junior College, Hyderabad. Started working hard for IIT-JEE and got some good results in my college level but finally missed admission into IITs by a marginal score. But I never felt bad, as preparation for IIT-JEE itself improved my problem solving skills to next level. This indirectly helped me to secure a good rank in EAMCET (Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test) and finally I was into Electronics and Communications Engineering of S.R.K.R. Engineering college.
Back to hometown after 2 years to start with my 4 year engineering course. First 2 years we had general and basic courses which can be handled easily. So, everyday we use to play cricket, watch for new movie releases. Apart from these activities, I was also very good at my course work and grades. Then began the tough part, the course work was into cores and apart from these I’ve to manage various other activities to explore opportunities after my graduation. At the end of 3rd year, I was placed into “Virtusa IT Consulting & Outsourcing Services” through our campus placements. At the same time I’d an idea of pursuing my post graduation at some reputed institution. Apart from dealing with my coursework, I’d prepared for GRE and TOEFL and finally gave a shot in my final year of engineering and secured decent scores. Then started shortlisting some universities in U.S. and Singapore and then applying and at last waiting nervously for the their decisions. So, finally I was graduated with bachelors degree in may 2009.
Right after graduation, I was left with good percentage (GPA), admits in some good universities and a good software job. After careful study, I’d decided to do my post graduation in University of Houston, Texas. I found a lot of relief in this decision and only one thing left and that’s the U.S. F1 visa process. Started research again, looked for various sample interviews and started preparing necessary documents for assets, affidavits and many more. Then came the real day of my life, which can make or break my ambitions, which alone decides my future and everything i.e. the day of my visa interview. As questioned, I’d given answers to convince the interviewer that I was an eligible candidate for F1 visa. Finally heard the sweetest words of my life from interviewer “Enjoy your U.S. life”. I feel that convincing the interviewer is most important than any other qualification. So, finally I was into United States all alone carrying a lot of my previous memories.
I felt like I was in a new world on the first day, but after that I felt it usual. It’s common that you’ll get used to it and same in my case. The curriculum is entirely different for me as we never had an option of elective subjects. So, started with the courses and this is the first time in my life I was living with friends. Those are undoubtedly most memorable days of mine which I’ll never forget. I have applied again to some of the good universities while doing my first semester in University of Houston and this time I got admit into National University of Singapore, one of the prestigious universities in world. So, I transferred to Singapore and completed my M.Sc. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department specializing in Computer Engineering. Recently, I got a job and am working in Siemens.
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